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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘suicide’

Drone pilot speaks out

Drone pilot speaks out

I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on Few of the politicians who so brazenly proclaim the benefits of drones have a real clue how it actually works (and doesn't) By Heather Linebaugh Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a few questions. I'd start with: "How many women and children have you seen incinerated by a Hellfire ... Full Story

How To Destroy An Entire Country

How To Destroy An Entire Country

By Alan Grayson From a recent 188-page report by the World Health Organization come these ghastly and appalling factoids: Suicide rates rose 40% in the first six months of 2011 alone. Murder has doubled. 9,100 doctors in Greece, roughly one out of every seven, have been laid off. Joining those doctors in joblessness are 27.6% of the entire Greek labor force. By comparison, in the depths of the Great Depression, unemployment in the United States peaked at a lower percentage ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire Calls: April 2013

Berthoud Fire Calls: April 2013

  Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident activity for April 2013 Monday, April 1 BFPD responded to a medical call for a fall victim on Longview Ave. The crew assisted TVEMS with patient care. BFPD responded to a medical call to I-25. The call was cancelled while the crew was en route. BFPD was called to Franklin Ave for a medical emergency; the crew assisted TVEMS with patient care. BFPD responded to Massachusetts Ave. at the request of law enforcement for a possible ... Full Story

Notre Dame’s Real Dead Woman

Notre Dame’s Real Dead Woman

    Manti Te'o's soap opera moves the school's athletic director to tears, while Lizzy Seeberg's suicide is ignored.   By Irin Carmon January 19, 2013  | Less than a day into the Manti Te’o revelations, we’ve heard more about a fake dead girlfriend of a Notre Dame football player than a real dead girl. Lizzy Seeberg committed suicide, not long after being intimidated by Notre Dame football players for reporting a sexual assault by one of their teammates. ... Full Story

Right-wing lies kill family

Right-wing lies kill family

              Report: Man Who Was 'Tortured' by the Prospect of Obama's Re-Election Kills Family, Self A tragic consequence of mental illness and the right's routine demonization of Democratic presidents. September 28, 2012  | The Right has painted a potential second term under Obama in apocalyptic terms. Fox News host Sean Hannity said that "if Obama is re-elected, it's the end of America as we know it." Pastor John Hagee, ... Full Story

How Violence Protects the State

  By Stephanie Van Hook On April 4, 1967, exactly one year before Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered, he spoke passionately in a sermon at Riverside Church in New York about the war in Vietnam. In this gripping speech about the hypocrisy of bringing democracy through napalm and the audacity of fostering a brotherhood through war and killing, he made a daring confession: “I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first ... Full Story

One Town’s War on Gay Teens

One Town’s War on Gay Teens

          One Town's War on Gay Teens In Michele Bachmann's home district, evangelicals have created an extreme anti-gay climate. After a rash of suicides, the kids are fighting back. By Sabrina Rubin Erdely Every morning, Brittany Geldert stepped off the bus and bolted through the double doors of Fred Moore Middle School, her nerves already on high alert, bracing for the inevitable. "Dyke." Pretending not to hear, Brittany would walk ... Full Story

Spotlight on bullying in Berthoud

Spotlight on bullying in Berthoud

  Following the suicide of a Turner Middle School eighth-grader in March there has been a great deal of talk about bullying in the Berthoud Schools. Tuesday saw two separate events about bullying. Many definitions of bullying were expressed at these meetings, but the basic tenets were the same. Bullying is repetitive, persistent abusive behavior with the purpose of causing physical or mental harm. It revolves around an imbalance of power and may involve verbal harassment or physical ... Full Story

Berthoud Police Beat, July 2010

Berthoud Police Beat, July 2010

Thursday, July 1 Dog days at the Police Department. In the early morning, 2 a.m., the Loveland Report Herald driver brought in a Jack Russell Terrier. Water bubbling up in a field at SE Second Street and East Colorado Avenue was cause enough for a concerned citizen to report it to authorities. Police turned the matter over to the water department. A dog left unattended in a vehicle at Grace Place brought a call from police. Police had to assist staff at the pool when a juvenile ... Full Story

Update on Berthoud Suicide

Richard Vivez's body was discovered by an overnight guest at his residence at 506 Welch Avenue, Berthoud, Colorado. When Berthoud  Officer Vasquez responded to the complaint of a barking dog, the guest contacted the officer to inform him about the deceased. The initial investigation indicates that the the probable cause of death was from self inflicted injuries. the police press release does not indicate the type of injuries. There has been a tremendous outpouring of comments to this site ... Full Story

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